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SFA staff honored for service

May 14, 2009 - Shirly Luna
SFA retirees recently recognized

Retiring from SFA - SFA retirees recently were recognized at the 25th annual Staff and Retiree Recognition Award Ceremony and Reception. Pictured from left are: Janette Sowell, 15 years, Student Center Administration; Jim Stallworth, 24 years, Physical Plant; Mary Ann Miles, 29 years, College Of Sciences and Mathematics; Paul J. Kelly, 24 years, Physical Plant; Dianna K. Smith, 11 years, College Of Business; Paul Williams, 6 years, Piney Woods Conservation Center; Penny Tousha, 13 years, Counseling and Career Services; Manuel Sanders, 29 years, University Police Department; Cheryl Athey, 29 years, Early Childhood Lab; E.B. Briley, 10 years, Physical Plant; Anne Commander, 31 years, SFA Post Office; and Victor Shepherd, 37 years, Physical Plant. Retirees not pictured are: Nathaniel Buckingham, 14 years, Student Center Administration; Edward Henderson, 15 years, University Police Department; Keith Hoechten, 21 years, University Police Department; Joseph Inglis, 20 years, Residence Life; Carolyn Madkins, 18 years; Student Center Administration; Madeleine Snider, 20 years, Public Affairs; Peggy Young, 11 years, Steen Library; and from the Physical Plant, Lee Cooper, 34 years; Albert Davis, 31 years; and Larry Yates, 15 years.

Pres award - Four SFA employees received the President's Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and excellent service at the recent 25th annual Staff and Retiree Recognition Award Ceremony and Reception. Pictured with Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president, are, from left, Holly Middleton, administrative assistant, Student Activities; Lynn Shivers, administrative assistant, Department of General Business; Shirley Luna, associate director, Office of Public Affairs; and Tracey Foster, programmer/analyst, Information Technology Services. Employees are nominated by their colleagues to receive the award, which includes a $500 cash reward and plaque.

4O year - Carolyn Hardy, assistant director of the Office of Admissions, was honored for 40 years of service to SFA at the 25th annual Staff and Retiree Recognition Award Ceremony and Reception. Christal Shaw, an Athletics employee, also was honored for 40 years of service at SFA.

30 year - SFA employees recently honored for 30 years of service to the university included, from left, Johnny Ray Thompson, Physical Plant; Evelyn Pierce, Steen Library; Barry Barnwell, Physical Plant; Wanda Hightower, Office of the Controller; Anne Commander, Post Office; and Kenny L. Blackwell, Physical Plant. Also honored for 30 years of service, but not pictured, was Bennett Montes, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

20 year - SFA employees recently honored for 20 years of service to the university included, from left, P.R. Blackwell, Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center; Carla Chumley, Residence Life; Anthony Wade, Physical Plant, Linda Honea, Information Technology Services; Kenny Dolese, Physical Plant, Annette James, Academic Assistance and Resource Center; and Nick Stallworth, Student Center. Also honored for 20 years of service, but not pictured, were Caye Langford, Early Childhood Lab; Patrick Thurman, Information Technology Services; Madeleine Snider, Office of Public Affairs; Keith Hoechten, University Police Department; Debra Murdock, Telecommunications; Carolyn Satterwhite, International Programs; and Danny Teel and Alan Maddox, Student Center.

10 year - Employees recently honored for 10 years of service at SFA included, seated from left, Trina Benson Menefee, Sciences and Mathematics; Lynda Langham, Office of the Registrar; Lynn Clark, Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center; Donna Lipschutz, Art; Ann Foster, Procurement and Property Services; Cynthia Baize, Controller's Office; Tiffany Gauntt, Liberal and Applied Arts; Chris Rivers, University Police Department; Jason Johnstone, Public Affairs; Richard Varley, University Police Department; Dianne Tomlin, Library; James Egner, Human Services; Dyan Parmley, Library; James Dowling, M.D., Health Services; Richard Ramey, Physical Plant; Pat Barnett, Music Preparatory Division; Shirley Luna, Public Affairs. Also honored but not pictured were Peggy Young, Library, and Barbara Blackwell, Theatre.